Website Terms and Conditions

Website - Terms and Conditions of Use


General

The Neath Port Talbot Online Website is owned by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council and is maintained for your personal use and viewing.

The access and use of Neath Port Talbot Online featuring these terms and conditions constitutes your (The User's) acceptance of these terms and conditions, which take effect from the date on which you first use this Website. We reserve the right to revise these terms and conditions at any time without notice. If a revision takes place, the revised terms and conditions will be displayed on these pages and the continued use of Neath Port Talbot Online after such a revision has been made shall constitute your acceptance of the revised Terms and Conditions.

In line with Welsh Language Standards which came into effect 1 April 2016, all content for which we are directly responsible is published bilingually. It is the responsibility of the external sites to which we link to conform with their own Welsh Language Scheme, if such a scheme exists, or with the Welsh Language Standards.


Visitors to our websites

When someone visits www.npt.gov.uk or one of our hosted partner sites, a log is automatically kept which can be used to gather information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of anyone visiting our websites. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Where we have embedded functionality from other organisations into our website, for example, from SOCITM, Google or Facebook, please note that the processing and storage of information relating to your visit takes place on their servers and not ours. For instance, if you use the Facebook “like” button, or use the Facebook “Comment” facility, a record of this information is held by Facebook, and not by NPT.


Cookies

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another  website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

You can find more information about cookies at:

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site will not work.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.

Cookies used on our site

Name Category Domain Source Details More info
CookieControl Necessary .www.npt.gov.uk Civic This cookie is set in order to remember the user's preferences in regards to cookies. www.civicuk.com/cookie-control/v8/documentation
ASP.NET_SessionId Necessary .www.npt.gov.uk NPT Set automatically by the software that drives our website, this cookie is essential to the correct working of our website as you browse from page to page, and will expire when your visit is over. social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/19364.asp-net-web-applications-how-to-avoid-session-hijacking.aspx
__RequestVerificationToken Necessary .www.npt.gov.uk NPT Set automatically by the software that drives our website, this cookie is essential to the correct working of our website as you browse from page to page, and will expire when your visit is over.  
yourAuthCookie Necessary .www.npt.gov.uk NPT Set when you log in to password protected areas of the site.  
nptLang Preferences .npt.gov.uk NPT NPT uses this to store your language setting.  
nptSitesQSLang Preferences .www.npt.gov.uk NPT Used to store the user's language choice  
__cfduid Analysis .crazyegg.com Cloudflare Used to identify individual clients (anonymously) behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. Helps Cloudflare detect malicious visitors to our Customers’ websites and minimizes blocking legitimate users. It may be placed on the devices of our customers' End Users to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It is necessary for supporting Cloudflare's security features. support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200170156-Understanding-the-Cloudflare-Cookies
_ceir Analysis .npt.gov.uk Crazy Egg Track whether a visitor has visited the site before www.crazyegg.com/cookies
_cer.s Analysis .npt.gov.uk Crazy Egg Visitor activity recording session unique ID, tracking host and start time www.crazyegg.com/cookies
_cer.v Analysis .npt.gov.uk Crazy Egg Visitor activity recording unique ID, visit time and visit count www.crazyegg.com/cookies
fr Social Media .facebook.com Facebook User and browser ID; timestamp; miscellaneous other data. Facebook's primary advertising cookie, used to deliver, measure and improve the relevancy of ads. www.facebook.com/policy/cookies
1P_JAR Analysis .google.com Google These cookies are used to gather website statistics and track conversion rates.  
ANID Analysis, Social Media .google.com Google The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on. policies.google.com/technologies/types?hl=en-GB
CONSENT Analysis, Social Media .google.com Google Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain.  
NID Analysis, Social Media .google.com Google The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on. policies.google.com/technologies/types?hl=en-GB
_ga Analysis .npt.gov.uk, .objective.co.uk Google Analytics Used to distinguish users. developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
_gali Analysis .npt.gov.uk, .objective.co.uk Google Analytics Used by Google Analytics to determine which links on a page that are being clicked. developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
_gat Analysis .npt.gov.uk, .objective.co.uk Google Analytics Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_. developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
_gid Analysis .npt.gov.uk, .objective.co.uk Google Analytics Used to distinguish users. developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
_hjid Analysis .npt.gov.uk HotJar This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the Hotjar User ID, unique to that site on the browser. help.hotjar.com/hc/en-us/articles/115011789248-Hotjar-Cookies
_hjIncludedInSample Analysis .npt.gov.uk, .appsportal2.npt.gov.uk HotJar web analytics functionality and services from Hot Jar help.hotjar.com/hc/en-us/articles/115011789248-Hotjar-Cookies
JSESSIONID Necessary .nr-data.net, ip.e-paycapita.com NPT a cookie generated by Servlet containers like Tomcat or Jetty and used for session management in J2EE web application for HTTP protocol. javarevisited.blogspot.com/2012/08/what-is-jsessionid-in-j2ee-web.html
ORA_WWV_APP_323 Necessary appsportal2.npt.gov.uk NPT Oracle Application Express session cookie values  
SF_USERS Necessary appsportal2.npt.gov.uk NPT Oracle Application Express session cookie values  
lang Social Media cdn.syndication.twimg.com Twitter Helps us to determine the language settings of the user’s browser, to better serve relevant information in the right language.  
player Social Media .vimeo.com Vimeo We use Vimeo to embed videos onto our website. These cookies are used by Vimeo to collect analytics tracking information. vimeo.com/cookie_policy
vuid Social Media .vimeo.com Vimeo Vimeo Analytics unique id. We use Vimeo to embed videos onto our website. These cookies are used by Vimeo to collect analytics tracking information. vimeo.com/cookie_policy
GPS Social Media .youtube.com Youtube / Google Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location. policies.google.com/privacy
IDE Social Media .doubleclick.com Youtube / Google One of the main advertising cookies on non-Google sites is named ‘IDE‘ and is stored in browsers under the domain doubleclick.net. policies.google.com/technologies/types?hl=en-US
PREF Social Media .youtube.com Youtube / Google Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites. support.google.com/youtube/answer/171780?hl=en-GB
developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en-GB
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Social Media .youtube.com Youtube / Google Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos. support.google.com/youtube/answer/171780?hl=en-GB
YSC Social Media .youtube.com Youtube / Google Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen. support.google.com/youtube/answer/171780?hl=en-GB

We use Google Analytics and Crazy Egg to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it is meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better. Google Analytics stores information about which pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This information cannot be used to identify you and we do not allow Google to use our analytics data. Crazy Egg stores information about where you click within a page. Again, the information cannot be used to identify you and we do not share it with anyone

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

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Disclaimer

The Neath Port Talbot Online Website and materials relating to Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council information, products and services (or third party information, products and services), are provided 'as is' without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that make it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use of The Neath Port Talbot Online Website.


Links to Other Websites

As a convenience to you, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council makes every effort to ensure that the hypertext links from this Website to other Websites operated by other entities are relevant and provide useful information.

If you access into any of these linked Websites you will leave the Neath Port Talbot Online Website and you do so at your own risk: it is for you to take any necessary measures to guard against viruses and/or other destructive/corruptive bodies.

We are not responsible for any of the contents of these linked Websites or the reliability of any information provided within them and we accept no liability whatsoever (whether legal or otherwise) for any losses or damages including, without limitation, indirect or consequential losses or damages, arising out of or in connection with the use of any of these linked Websites.

The inclusion of hyperlinks to other Websites should not be taken, in any way, to be an endorsement of any kind of these Websites by ourselves.


Virus Protection

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this Website.


Copyright

The materials featured on this Website, including without limitation any text, logo, icons, photographs and other artwork is copyright protected material of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council unless otherwise indicated. Use may be made of this copyright protected material without our permission provided that it is not reproduced, modified or used for any financial gain. Commercial use of this copyright protected material may only be made with our express written approval.

The permission to use copyright materials on this Website does not extend to any materials which are identified as being the copyright of any third parties: authorisation to use materials which are the copyright of third parties must be obtained from those third parties themselves.

Requests to use any copyright material of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council should be addressed to the Chief Executive's Directorate, Civic Centre, Port Talbot SA13 1PJ


Data Quality

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council is committed to providing a high standard of quality in the information it provides on this Website and every effort has been made to ensure that this information is accurate and up to date. If you think that there are any inaccuracies or out of date information on this website please contact the Webmaster by Email at webmaster@npt.gov.uk.


Legal Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.


Copyright Acknowledgement

Certain materials published on this page have been extracted from The National Assembly for Wales Website and are Crown Copyright protected materials.